My Life With Disfigurement
In this emotionally charged film we follow three extraordinary young people living with facial disfigurement, in emotional accounts they reveal their battles to overcome how others see them. Over a million people in the UK live with some type of disfigurement. Growing up in a world where image is everything looking different can be a huge challenge but these young people are determined not to let their disfigurement hold them back. We meet 25 year old Yasmin, who suffers from a rare condition called Parry Romberg syndrome which is a degenerative disease which is destroying the tissue on the left side of her face. Yasmin finds the courage to do something she loves more than anything – and sings at an open mic night. We join 24 year old Raiche, who suffered 70% burns from a house fire when she was just 18 months old, as she has a new wig fitted and her eyebrows tattooed; and we hear from 22 year old Chloe who has a port wine stain as she battles her insecurities as she studies at University.